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Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Craving snacks after a meal? It might be food-seeking neurons, not an overactive appetite      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Psychologists have discovered a circuit in the brain of mice that makes them crave food and seek it out, even when they are not hungry. When stimulated, this cluster of cells propels mice to forage vigorously and to prefer fatty and pleasurable foods like chocolate over healthier foods like carrots.

Child Development Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Avid appetite in childhood linked to later eating disorder symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The study looked at survey data from 3,670 young people in the UK and the Netherlands to investigate how appetite traits in early childhood might relate to the likelihood of developing eating disorder symptoms up to 10 years later. The researchers found that a particularly high food responsiveness, defined as the urge to eat when you see, smell or taste palatable food, at the ages of four and five was linked to a higher likelihood of reporting a range of eating disorder symptoms at ages 12 to 14.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research
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Understanding the relationship between our sleep, body clock and mental health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Problems with our sleep and internal body clock can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders, according to a new review of recent research evidence. The review suggests gaining a better understanding of the relationship between sleep, circadian rhythms and mental health could unlock new holistic treatments to alleviate mental health problems.

Depression Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Mental Health Research Nutrition
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A closer look at cannabis use and binge eating      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research examined how often people experiencing binge eating are also using cannabis recreationally, and whether patients who use cannabis experience more severe eating disorder symptoms or symptoms of struggling with mental health.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Bipolar disorder linked to early death      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Having bipolar disorder -- a serious mental illness that can cause both manic and depressed moods -- can make life more challenging. It also comes with a higher risk of dying early. Now, a study puts into perspective just how large that risk is, and how it compares with other factors that can shorten life.

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Study reveals new genetic link between anorexia nervosa and being an early riser      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research indicates that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is associated with being an early riser, unlike many other disorders that tend to be evening-based such as depression, binge eating disorder and schizophrenia.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Depression Mental Health Research
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Connection between light levels and mental health -- climate change could also have an impact in the future      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In Finland, there is a clear increase in the number of sick days taken due to depression, anxiety and sleep disorders in October and November, whereas the number of absences is lower than expected between June and September. In late autumn, the number of sick days taken is almost twice as high as in the summer and about a quarter higher than in early autumn. On the other hand, manic episodes related to bipolar disorder occur more frequently than expected during the spring and summer, when there are more daylight hours, and less frequently than expected during darker times of year.

Bipolar Disorder Depression Today's Healthcare
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Simple blood test can help diagnose bipolar disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed a new way of improving diagnosis of bipolar disorder that uses a simple blood test to identify biomarkers associated with the condition.

Bipolar Disorder Children's Health Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Researchers confirm postpartum depression heritability, home in on treatment mechanism      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have conducted a large-scale meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to investigate the genetic architecture of PPD.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Eating Disorder Research Nutrition
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Four eating behavior patterns of children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Children fall broadly into four eating categories, according to new research, and parents feed their children differently depending on those categories.  

Children's Health Chronic Illness Eating Disorder Research Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Study reveals health impact of eating disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has revealed a significant association between eating disorders and physical multimorbidity, shedding new light on the health risks faced by people with these conditions. The research explores the complex relationship between eating disorders, physical health, and other issues that can influence it.

Bipolar Disorder Child Development Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Formerly depressed patients continue to focus on negative      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People who have recovered from a major depressive episode, when compared with individuals who have never experienced one, tend to spend more time processing negative information and less time processing positive information, putting them at risk for a relapse, according to new research.

Bipolar Disorder Depression Mental Health Research
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Modern antidepressants may reduce risk of relapse for patients with bipolar depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Treatment with modern antidepressants may help prevent patients with bipolar disorder from relapsing into a depressive episode, according to an international clinical trial. The findings challenge current clinical practice guidelines and could change how bipolar depression is managed globally.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Exposure therapy to feared foods may help kids with eating disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Whether you're afraid of dogs, needles or enclosed spaces, one of the most effective interventions for this type of anxiety disorder is exposure therapy in which you confront your fear in a safe environment. A new study finds that exposure therapy is also a promising treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. They found that exposure to feared foods -- such as candy bars and pizza -- helped kids who were in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders experience decreased anxiety toward food.

Diet and Weight Loss Eating Disorder Research Psychology Research
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Accepting anxiety for peace of mind      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Sadly, many family members, friends, and celebrities have suffered from anorexia nervosa, a severe psychiatric disorder associated with intense anxieties concerning weight, shape, and self-esteem. AN is characterized by an eating disorder, food restriction, voluntary vomiting, and extreme emaciation.

Chronic Illness Eating Disorder Research Mental Health Research Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Serious eating disorder ARFID is highly heritable, according to new twin study      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

ARFID is strongly influenced by genetic factors, according to a twin study examining this relatively new type of eating disorder.

Children's Health Eating Disorder Research
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Disordered eating is not only a disease of affluent girls      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Predominant stereotypes about eating disorders suggest that it is a condition mainly associated with girls from wealthy backgrounds. However, a new study found that boys living in disadvantaged circumstances are at an increased risk for disordered eating, particularly if they have underlying genetic risk factors.

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Body Dissatisfaction Can Lead to Eating Disorders at Any Age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with adolescents and young adults. Growing evidence, however, suggests that these conditions can occur at any time during a woman's lifespan, including at midlife. A new study finds that body dissatisfaction is a primary cause of eating disorders, especially during perimenopause.

Bipolar Disorder Depression Mental Health Research
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New study reveals differences in diagnosis of psychiatric disorders between geographies      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Diagnosing psychiatric disorders is challenging due to the lack of objective tests. Fortunately, genomic studies can reveal genes associated with increased risk of certain disorders. In a recent study, researchers from Japan investigated whether the genetic correlations between major psychiatric disorders differed among European and East Asian populations. They showed differences in how bipolar disorders are diagnosed by psychiatrists in the East and the West, which might affect the results of clinical trials.

Children's Health Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Scientists uncover possible neural link between early life trauma and binge-eating disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research has revealed how a pathway in the brain that typically provides signals to stop eating may be altered by early life trauma. The discovery, obtained from studies in mice adds new perspective to binge eating and obesity.